Restaurant Review – The Masons Arms, Branscombe

Restaurant Review – The Masons Arms, Branscombe

A proper old pub serving great food

If you long for a night out in an old pub, it’s not easy these days to find pubs that haven’t been internally gutted, losing all character in the process. The Masons Arms at Branscombe thankfully, hasn’t been ruined, there’s a lovely fire that warms your back as you order your drinks.

Homemade Steak & Kidney Pie, Crispy Chilli West Country Beef, Devonshire Rump Steak

Homemade Steak & Kidney Pie, Crispy Chilli West Country Beef, Devonshire Rump Steak

Once we’d warmed up and ordered food, we sat down and waited for starters, which was Crispy Chilly Beef, served on a satisfying rocket and sour pepper base – this was a lovely light, tasty starter. Also sampled was the Vulscombe Goat’s Cheese & Thyme Tart.

A Devonshire dog who knows his Devonshire steak

A Devonshire dog who knows his Devonshire steak

Mains were presented:- Herb Infused Couscous with Char Grilled Chicken, Steak & Kidney Pie and also Devonshire Rump.

Herb in fused couscous and chargrilled chicken salad West Country cheese board

Herb in fused couscous and chargrilled chicken salad West Country cheese board

Homemade pie is one of my benchmarks, it was delicious as was the Devonshire Rump, real melt-in-the-mouth meat, the best I’ve had in many years. My friend was in agreement, briskly finishing the plate. Ending the meal with Pumpkin Tart and the West Country Cheese Board, I can report the food as being of excellent quality.

The Masons Arms is a proper pub with great character and excellent food.

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Nigel Jones

Nigel's has been publishing magazines since 1995 (some 20+ years now). Passionate about our countryside and heritage, the magazines reflect this interest. Nigel's the Editor of the DEVONSHIRE magazine which he established in 2009 and founder of the innovative HUBCAST event promotion platform which launched in 2011